14-year-old teen had built a remote auto communication device with $15 worth of Radio Shack parts, which is cable of connecting vehicles' internal computer network and control various functions. It took him only a night to assemble the device.
This teen have designed a device that can remotely control some of the function of the vehicles, such as headlights, horns, window wipers. He can also unlock the vehicle and also engage the vehicle's remote start features.
According to some security experts, infiltrating a vehicle's CAN should be an arduous process that requires in-depth planning. But, the kid even declined help from the technical experts on hand. Reports say that most automobile manufacturers were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents. They just designed a technology and rely on it without bothering the security concerns.